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If Congress fails to pass an extension of the Bush era tax cuts by midnight Monday, American paychecks will get smaller. You can use the fiscal cliff calculator to see the impact on your paycheck.
Residents will need to pitch in an extra quarter to park on neighborhood streets and Chicago becomes the most expensive city to park in.
The bad news: Job growth in Illinois is too slow, and prison inmates probably watch better TV than you. The good news: Your lawmaker is one of the highest paid in the nation.
The representatives and senators leaving office in January 2013 will see millions of dollars in pension payments, figures far more sizable than they would've seen in the private sector.
An alderman of a nearby ward has proposed allowing Chicago cemeteries to offer cremation services for pets.
The switch is expected to save residents money, exactly how much has yet to be determined.
Find out how much your favorite city employees make.
Government, The Neighborhood Files
Released last week, the five-year American Community Survey offers detailed demographic information on communities throughout the U.S.
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